In the most recent update briefing, first minister for Wales, Mark Drakeford, hinted that shops may be able to open in a few weeks. He also advised retail owners to take this time to prepare for re-opening in line with social distancing and hygiene guidelines; and this should include a robust and effective cleaning schedule.
Cleaning procedures adopted by shops and other retail outlets prior to Covid-19 are not likely to be thorough enough to reduce the risk of coronavirus being transmitted among staff and customers. At JDK Cleaning, over the last few months, we have developed a deep clean and sanitisation process which we have been implementing across a variety of industries, including care homes.
Storm Ballistic Virus Killer
In addition, we have invested in the Storm Ballistic virus killer machine developed by leading cleaning technology designers, Motorscrubber. This state-of-the art machinery disinfects surfaces while killing viruses at the same time. Powered by MotorScrubber’s Backpack Technology, the Storm gives us the freedom to quickly disinfect all common touch points and other surfaces in retail outlets with a light, spray, reducing the risk of cross infection.
Importantly, we can use our preferred, tried-and-tested, environmentally friendly disinfectants in this machine which is an important factor in terms of our carbon footprint.
Cleaning Retail Outlets
Of primary importance for coronavirus cleaning, shop owners and retail park management companies, need to be aware of the occupancies and surfaces where frequent human contact might provide a reservoir for COVID-19. These are known at touch-points and at JDK Cleaning we pay specific attention to the following areas when carrying out our specialist deep, sanitisation cleans:
Hard surfaces in areas where staff congregate including offices, canteens, cafeterias, locker rooms etc.
Hard surfaces in key areas where customers are likely to browse or touch including doors, shelves, product rails, payment counters and machines
Warehouses or other areas where products not on the shop floor are delivered and stored
Toilet facilities including door handles, toilet flushes, soap dispensers, taps
In larger shops, the doors and buttons on lifts .
These key areas should be cleaned at least every day by a specialist leaning company. If possible, these areas should be cleaned between shifts too. In short, the more frequently a surface is likely to be touched, the more frequently it should be cleaned.
The reason it’s important to use the services of a specialist cleaning company with direct experience of managing the spread of viruses, is because ordinary, day-to-day cleaning products will not be sufficient. Commercial cleaners use industry-approved disinfectants along with colour coded cloths to prevent cross-contamination.
Those working in retail outlets should also be provided with disposable wipes or other cleaning products so that commonly used surfaces can be wiped down by employees before each use.
We are currently taking bookings for retail cleaning from a number of shop owners and retail park management companies across South West Wales. For free quotation, call us today on the number below: